On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 12:41 PM, Eric Auer <e.a...@jpberlin.de> wrote:
> have you checked whether there could be a problem with the
> settings of your host operating system

His details say kernel 2042, so maybe it's a regression?? Maybe he
could try (older) 2041 instead?


Or is he testing classic FD 1.1 or (newer) FD 1.2-pre? (Or some other

Okay, obviously we need to see "full" FDCONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT
somewhere. Try pasting them here:


> and/or virtualbox?
> Please explain exactly in which way KEYB "does not work" inside virtualbox.

But he says: "We can load custom keyboard settings in a virtualbox
machine without any problems."

Alas, no explicit error messages mentioned (or what lacking
functionality is actually expected).

Is this an upgrade? Has this worked before (with FreeDOS)? Is this
something (relatively) newly broken? Or is it just not obvious to you
how exactly to use KEYB (and friends, etc.)?

> PS: You may also want to use DISPLAY and MODE to load a
> font optimized for codepage 857, as BIOS default is 437.

If he isn't using DISPLAY, MODE, etc. already, then that may be his problem.


(... continued below ...)

>> We have a problem with using FreeDos keyboard layaout when we try to
>> load any custom keyboard.We can load custom keyboard settings in a
>> virtualbox machine without any problems.

VBox works 100% fine, then?

>> When we use on a Real Hardware Machine  we didn't recieve any code
>> errors but any other custom keyboard settings doesnt work.

"Any other custom keyboard settings" ... what exactly "doesn't work" (anymore)??

>> We need to solve this problem for our work usage in Freedos urgently.
>> FreeDos keyboard programmer or Assembler coder who can solve this
>> problem for us please contact with me urgently.
>> Solver of this problem will be rewarded with 500$.

I assume Tom Ehlert can whip up some quick Turkish support in MKEYB
for you, if needed.

(However, I don't think FD KEYB is totally beyond use, but I can't
understand what you're seeing or missing.)

>> FreeDos Version : 0.84-pre2 XMS_Swap [Aug 28 2006 00:29:00] Dos
>> Version 7.10 FreeDOS  kernel 2042 (build 2042 OEM:0xfd) [compiled May
>> 11 2016]
>> Example of Running Code : A:\FREEDOS>keyb.exe TR,857,KEYBRD2.SYS
>> FreeDOS KEYB 2.01 - (c) Aitor Santamaria Merino - GNU GPL 2.0
>> Keyboard Layout : KEYBRD2.SYS [857] (3)

Here's what last worked for me:

if not "%DEFAULT%"=="853" keyb gk,,%DOSDIR%\keybrd2.sys

Not much difference to your invocation, so I don't know what's choking for you.

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